Since I tend to submit a lot of images for characters I figured I would try to put together a guideline to help future submitters. This is still a little rough, but I would like to throw it out to the group to see what everyone thinks of it. I still would like to add so more links, but I do not have them available to me at the moment. Purpose:
When submitting an image the goal is to find the best representation of the character. This goal is not meant to discourage people from submitting a less than perfect image. If the best available image of a character is a simple head shot feel free to use that image.Multiple Images Per character:
Primarily, many characters go through different costumes over time so the object is to show that evolution with multiple images. Do not afraid to submit an image even if it does not have a different costume change.
Examples:http://www.comicbookdb.com/character.php?ID=48http://www.comicbookdb.com/character.php?ID=3458The image must get under 20k.
A lot of photo editors will allow you to reduce the size of an image, and still allow you to produce a quality image. If you investigate your proffered photo editor of choice you should be able to find the reduce size option.
The following thread on the forum has many suggestions for programs to use to reduce the image size.viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1054&p=4556&hilit=getpaint#p4556Why was my character image submission rejected?
1. Avoid Stretch Images:
If the best image of character is small please do not stretch the image to make it larger. It is better to have a smaller cropped image than
a stretched image.
Ex. http://www.comicbookdb.com/graphics/com ... 0_char.jpg
2. The image contains a dialog balloon or written Caption.
The goal is to try to get the most iconic image available so we try to avoid captions. There are some captions that contain a famous line
that character says which will be admitted based on the moderators judgment. Some captions can be easily edited out with an image
Ex. http://www.comicbookdb.com/graphics/com ... 5_char.jpg
3. There maybe another existing image that represents the character better.
4. The image contains a watermark.